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No programs? No problem!

I guess it’s only in America that going to a concert and getting a program is a given. After all, the purpose of a concert program is to know what is coming next. It’s nice to read program notes about … Continue reading

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An early Christmas miracle

I changed my Facebook cover photo as you can see above, and a number of people made comments about my Christmas tablescape, which is different every year. In the years that my husband and I were in church music, in addition … Continue reading

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Aloha and Welcome, Todd and Jennifer!

It all started with an inquiry to my Ionian Arts email account last January 28th, 2016: Dear Mrs. Crosier, I found your email address on the Ionian Arts website. I hope it is O.K. to contact you. My wife and I may be … Continue reading

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It started with the St. John Passion

You’ll never believe it, but our tradition of inviting all of our 35th floor neighbors to a holiday party began with the St. John Passion in 2004. Carl Crosier always liked to give a party after a big performance, and … Continue reading

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Lives touched by others

Today, Jason Anderson posted James Weaver‘s obituary from the WYDaily.com, the local newspaper from Williamsburg, VA. You may recall from my last post about necrology, that Jim’s name was the last name read Sunday night at Compline, and that his death was … Continue reading

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With grateful hearts

In the last few days, we have received scores of emails, text messages, cards and letters from colleagues, former choristers, friends and family from all over the country as my husband, Carl Crosier, enters hospice care. We would like to … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Bach

No, this time we’re not getting ready to perform Bach, this week we are getting ready to listen to Bach. Carl and I are in the Pacific Northwest visiting family and friends and have been listening to Gustav Leonhardt‘s recording … Continue reading

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Gustav Leonhardt, early music pioneer

Today after church, one of our ushers, Chuck Pearson, handed me the obituary of Gustav Leonhardt (1928-2012), as he thought I might be interested in it. Little did he know that Leonhardt had an indirect influence on the LCH music … Continue reading

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Another insane project

Seven years ago at this time we were getting ready to perform Bach’s St. John Passion, March 12 and 13th, 2004. After performing Bach’s monumental St. Matthew Passion in 2000, it seemed inevitable that someday Carl Crosier would want to … Continue reading

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